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LISA Capture Sources: Approximate Waveforms, Signal-to-Noise Ratios, and Parameter Estimation Accuracy
Captures of stellar-mass compact objects (COs) by massive ($\sim 10^6 M_\odot$) black holes (MBHs) are potentially an important source for LISA, the proposed space-based gravitational-wave (GW)Expand
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Einstein gravitational wave Telescope conceptual design study
This document describes the Conceptual Design of a third generation gravitational wave observatory named Einstein Telescope (“ET”). The design of this new research infrastructure has been realisedExpand
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Event Rate Estimates for LISA Extreme Mass Ratio Capture Sources
One of the most exciting prospects for the LISA gravitational wave observatory is the detection of gravitational radiation from the inspiral of a compact object into a supermassive black hole. TheExpand
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TOPICAL REVIEW: Gravitational self-force in extreme mass-ratio inspirals
This review is concerned with the gravitational self-force acting on a mass particle in orbit around a large black hole. Renewed interest in this old problem is driven by the prospects of detectingExpand
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Confusion Noise from LISA Capture Sources
Captures of compact objects (COs) by massive black holes (MBHs) in galactic nuclei will be an important source for LISA, the space-based gravitational-wave (GW) detector. However, a large fraction ofExpand
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Using LISA extreme-mass-ratio inspiral sources to test off-Kerr deviations in the geometry of massive black holes
Inspirals of stellar-mass compact objects (COs) into ~106M[sun] black holes are especially interesting sources of gravitational waves for the planned Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA). TheExpand
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Gravitational Self-Torque and Spin Precession in Compact Binaries
We calculate the effect of self-interaction on the “geodetic” spin precession of a compact body in a strong-field orbit around a black hole. Specifically, we consider the spin precession angle ? perExpand
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Gravitational self-force on a particle orbiting a Kerr black hole.
We present a practical method for calculating the gravitational self-force, as well as the electromagnetic and scalar self-forces, for a particle in a generic orbit around a Kerr black hole. InExpand
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Black holes, gravitational waves and fundamental physics: a roadmap
The grand challenges of contemporary fundamental physics—dark matter, dark energy, vacuum energy, inflation and early universe cosmology, singularities and the hierarchy problem—all involve gravityExpand
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